Step into the seemingly paradoxical steampunk world, where the steam-powered Victorian era meets with a fictional futuristic age where anything is possible! Steampunk has its roots in 19th century novels by authors like Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, but it gained prominence in popular culture in the 1990s when movies, graphic novels, and books. It has since grown into a popular subgenre of science fiction and has even become a force in the world of fashion.
When it comes to steampunk, steampunk accessories make or break the outfit. You could be wearing an amazing Engineer corset and Engineer skirt, but if your hat is noticeably not part of the steampunk genre, it could ruin the whole effect. Every piece of idiosyncratic costuming is important when creating a perfect steampunk outfit. Starting at the top of your head, there are plenty of steampunk accessories to choose from. A Cadet Hat, a Ladyís Rose Victorian Top Hat, or even a mini Top Hat and Veil work well as steampunk accessories and can be matched with almost any outfit. For more ideas, take a look at old Victorian photographs and paintings.
One of the hallmarks of steampunk fashion is machine-inspired design. This idea applies to steampunk accessories as well as clothing. When accessorizing with jewelry, think gears, metal, and repurposed vintage objects. Our Kinetic Steering Pendant has the look and feel of an old-fashioned pocket watch, gears and all. You can also accessorize with our Multi Gear Necklace & Earrings. These are designed with gears, wheels, and small airplane propellers Ė all intrinsic to the steampunk look.
So, you have your headwear ready, your outfit is the perfect blend of steam-powered industrialism and Victorian style, and your jewelry is bringing it all together. The only part of your steampunk accessories missing is the shoes. Since steampunk takes inspiration from the early years of the railroad industry, steampunk-styled shoes are often made from tough leather. The Icon Oxford Shoe comes detailed with gears and screws, giving it an industrial feel. For something a little bit flashier, our Steampunk Princess Boot is just the thing. At 20 ĹĒ tall, this sexy boot comes accented with gold buckles and trim.
There are many ways to enhance your outfit with steampunk accessories. All you need to do is use your imagination and let this unique and fun style take hold of your imagination!
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